debt / welfare benefits

When the government launched its benefit cap trial in four London boroughs last month, Haringey Housing Action Group, Haringey Solidarity Group and others were at the DWP office in Stratford on 15th April to protest against the cap and to call for it to be scrapped.


28 days later, with the effects of the cap beginning to kick in, we will be outside Apex House on Seven Sisters Road to maintain our opposition to a policy that will only serve to increase poverty and break up communities. Join us!

Cap Rents not Benefits - Scrap the Benefit Cap
Tuesday 14th May, 9am, Haringey Council, Apex House, 820 Seven Sisters Road, N15 5PQ

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This is a statement from Paul Nicholson from Taxpayers Against Poverty:

I am refusing to pay my council tax in support of the many people in the uk suffering under the catastrophic and very unfair benefit cuts and caps, who are also charged a council tax they cannot pay.

This is a personal decision for which I am entirely responsible; it is taken without the prior knowledge of the Church of England or of the NGOs with which I am associated.

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The benefit cap is due to start on 15th April in Haringey, Enfield, Bromley and Croydon, before being rolled out nationwide in the summer. These four trial boroughs were apparently chosen because one office processes all their benefit claims.

On the day of its introduction, we are asking opponents of the benefit cap from all over London to join us in an early morning protest at this faceless DWP hideaway in Stratford.

Cap Rents not Benefits - Scrap the Benefit Cap

Monday 15th April, 8am-10am. Stratford Benefit Delivery Centre
Department for Work & Pensions, Jubilee House, Farthingale Walk, Stratford, E15 1AW. 
Just next to the HMRC enquiry centre, a minute’s walk from Stratford station. Overground/tube: Stratford

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Haringey, Enfield, Bromley and Croydon have been chosen by the government to be used as a testing ground for their Overall Benefit Cap. People living with three or more dependent children will be most likely to be affected, facing cuts in housing benefit of up to £400 a week. But it will affect many others too.  What can you do if you are affected, and what can we all do to resist this attack on our community?

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Stop the Great Fuel RobberyThirteen of the 19 wards in Haringey are likely to be at risk from fuel poverty. One in four households in the UK are choosing between heating and eating this winter, as fuel bills hit record highs.

But the government keeps cutting and the profits of the Big Six energy companies keep rising.
Meanwhile, the government and Big Six want to generate more of our energy from dirty and expensive gas power, which will send fuel bills even higher and contribute to rising food prices through climate change.

Join us in Haringey as part of a UK-wide weekend of fuel bill assemblies and action!

Friday 15th February, 11am
outside Wood Green Library, High Road, N22

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